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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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John H. Macke, fashionable tailor and dealer in gents furnishing goods, hats, caps, etc., of Washington, is a native of Germany, born in 1848, the son of Anton and Elizabeth (Mormaun) Macke, born in 1800 and 1801, respectively. The father was a farmer by occupation, and died in 1874. His wife is yet living. Of their four children our subject was the third. He attended school until thirteen years of age, when he commenced learning the tailor’s trade and worked as an apprentice for two years. In 1865 he left the parental roof and immigrated to the United States, locating in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked as a day laborer for two years. In 1867 he moved to St. Louis, and entered Jones’ Commercial Business College, where he received a thorough business education. In 1870 he married Miss Annie Brockride, a native of St. Louis, Mo., who bore him five children: Bernard, Josephine, Mamie, Aggie and Harry. The same year of his marriage he established himself in business in St. Louis, and there continued until 1879, when he came to Washington and became successor to the old and reliable firm of Mense, Wood & Co., and from the last named date until the present has successfully conducted his business. He employs constantly six men, and is doing a large tailoring business, the largest of the kind in the city. He is a Democrat in politics, and he and wife are members of the Catholic Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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